City Wide Opens Territory in Orlando, Florida

City Wide Maintenance, the country’s leading franchise opportunity designed for sales and management professionals, announces it has awarded its fourth franchise in the state of Florida.

Now located in 25 markets with the single corporate location, City Wide is proud to congratulate Jay and Edna Watson as the new franchisees for City Wide of Orlando. Their exclusive territory encompasses all of the Orlando and Kissimmee metropolitan area.

The Watsons are both formerly Xerox franchisees and come from a strong sales background. They are excited to get back into focusing on client relations. “We are really looking forward to the customer centric model of City Wide,” said Jay.

“Jay and Edna have a very strong sales experience and have proven they have the tenacity to get their new venture off with a running start,” says President Jeff Oddo. “We’re very excited to start our first quarter with a wonderful new team joining our family and look forward to all of the promise they hold.”

City Wide Franchise Company offers a professional sales and management franchise opportunity within the building maintenance industry. City Wide utilizes a unique business model to cross-sell and deliver 20+ services to its commercial clients, including janitorial, carpet cleaning, window washing, parking lot maintenance and tenant improvement. This wide array of services gives each owner more than 20 different ways to open a door for potential business.

City Wide focuses exclusively on the professional, B2B market by capitalizing on the growing business trend of “outsourcing.” Auto-renewing contracts offer compounding growth within a virtually recession proof industry. The City Wide Franchise model requires few employees to operate the business and requires little to no inventory or equipment investment.

City Wide Maintenance was founded in Kansas City, MO by Frank Oddo in 1961 and is now a national organization with multiple franchise locations. Current President Jeff Oddo, second generation owner of the family business, began franchising the company’s business model in 2001. City Wide is a national company with locations in Tucson AZ, San Diego CA, Orange County CA, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, Orlando FL, Tampa Bay FL, West Palm Beach FL, Atlanta GA, Indianapolis IN, Boston MA, Minneapolis MN, St. Louis MO, Charlotte NC, Omaha NE, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Spartanburg SC, Nashville TN, Austin, TX, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, Seattle WA and Lenexa KS.

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Success Stories

Having had the opportunity to be part of the City Wide Home Office, selling City Wide for eight years, I would share this view: My advice is simple on how you can be a success owning a City Wide Franchise. First, find a great partner with a work ethic you admire. Keep the message simple and be relentless at sales. Find the spot where you are uncomfortable and be there often. Choose to do the work in sales because it is difficult. This is where you will find both a passion for the business model and an addiction.

success story of Jennifer Slansky Jennifer SlanskyCo-Owner, City Wide of Portland, a woman-owned business

Much like the saying, “dreams come true, not free,” City Wide offered me the opportunity to chase a dream to build a business for my family though hard work and perseverance. The fruits of that hard work have not only created a profitable and growing family legacy business but, more importantly, the platform for us to improve the quality of life of our employees’ families as well as to give back in a meaningful way to our middle Tennessee community. The ceiling is high for those who want to chase their dream

success story of Tim Akers Tim AkersOwner – City Wide Maintenance of Nashville

Jeff and I saw firsthand through my work for City Wide Franchise Corporate how this business can provide real wealth opportunities for us; there is no greater endorsement than a former employee who decides to buy a franchise from the company! With City Wide, we get to make a difference in our community, not just for ourselves and our family, but for our clients and our team. The work is rewarding because we believe in what we are doing for our clients every day.

success story of Meredith Cimino Meredith Cimino Co-Owner, City Wide Maintenance of Omaha

What appealed to us about City Wide was the opportunity to work together and build a family business. No corporate bosses, no long distance travel, and the freedom to be there for our children when we want. Personal effort is directly rewarded with results and as you grow you get to share that success with an ever-growing team of direct staff, independent contractors, and happy clients.

success story of Alan Matheson Alan MathesonCo-Owner – City Wide of Central Pennsylvania

I fell in love with the Home Office team. I believed in the concept of the model. I loved the team’s professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity, ethics and, most importantly, family values. When we left [Discovery Day] I was scared we would not be selected. We were so excited when we got the call that we had been. It has been the best decision we have ever made for our family.

success story of Naila Matheson Naila MathesonCo-Owner – City Wide of Central Pennsylvania
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